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separation of the mississippi river basin from the great lakes, hoping against hope to stop the advance of one very aggressive fish, a fish that is just one part of a far bigger problem. our cover story is reported now by mark strassman. >> reporter: meet the king of the illinois river. >> wow. reporter: and a big show-off. mask lar. ... muscular. very muscular. >> reporter: i mean, this thing will hurt you. >> yes, yes. it can jump out of the water at high speeds. they can jump a great distance out of the water, up to eight feet out of the water. >> reporter: fast, easy to startle, and voracious eaters, asian silver carp are a jarring sight here and a hit on youtube tube. but fisheries research scientist greg sass says in the long history of this water way what's also remarkable is when this fish got here. just 20 years ago. >> by the mid 2000's it was becoming a crisis. not only were fish jumping everywhere but what was showing up in our catches, the amount of asian carp versus the native fishes. >> reporter: just amazing how wide it is. with no natural predators in this stretch of th
in a small two-bedroom house in mississippi, elvis was only 21 years old that summer. ♪ you ain't nothing but a hound dog ♪ >> lee: he created a sensation by performing the song, hip gyrations and all, on both the milton berle and ed sullivan tv shows. elvis and hound dog stayed at number one for what was then a record 11 weeks. ♪ love me tender >> lee: only to be knocked off their perch by elvis himself. his fans certainly loved elvis. more fanatically though than tender. >> announcer: the tempo is 1, 2, 4 for private presley. >> reporter: even a two-year stint in the army failed to dampen the female following. as our own charles kuralt noted at this news conference upon his discharge. >> elvis, you have screaming fans out there. do you still like screaming girls? >> if it wasn't for them, i'd have to re-up in the army. i'll tell you. >> lee: elvis released 31 number one hits during his lifetime earning him the nickname the king. his death from a heart attack in 1977 at just 42 shocked his millions of fans. but hardly discouraged them. elvis impersonators thrive to this day. while de
is white. other mother black. they had to leave mississippi in the 1960s to get married. how do you think it affected you the idea that your parent's marriage was a crime? >> well, i think that it created in me a sense of psychological exile. >> and when she was 19, her mother was murdered by her former stepfather. >> i tried to make sense of that loss. >> here the dead stand up in stone. i stand on ground once hollowed by -- >> she won a pulitzer prize in 2007. about a forgotten union regiment that fought in the civil war. >> we know that it is our duty now to keep white men as would be masters. >> she wrote that poem and would look up at a pillar marked poetry. >> and now that i do it i can't see it so clearly but i have faith that it is there. >> so she will continue to cheer lead in a world that doesn't always value that. >> trying to find a way to say what seems so necessary to be said but so difficult also to someone that i can speak intimately to. across time and space on the page that is thrilling to me. >> this summer the library of congress appointed her to a second term. but he
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